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Show #60: Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

Show #60: Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

This week on Radio 4 the Ages, Alia King, Jinny Sullivan, and Jinny’s grand-daughter Anna join us on the microphones to talk about the role of hospice in the lives of so many  people.  We hear some background on hospice and it’s history, how people can get involved in volunteering with hospice, and some personal stories of how hospice staff and the great volunteers have helped provide comfort, care, and respite to patients and their families.  To learn more, tune in!


  • Alia M. King, SPHR

Director Volunteer Services

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

  • Jinny Sullivan


Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

  • Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region

(704) 375.0100


Senior Moments #2

Senior Moments #2 (click to listen)

In this week’s broadcast of Senior Moments, Krissa Palmer sits down with an amazing husband and wife couple in the Charlotte area doing Hospice volunteer work. Betsy Decker and George Weir have 25 years of hospice volunteer experience collectively. They tell their story of the satisfaction that comes with being able to help those in need, the process they went through to be able to volunteer, the importance of preparing for the end, and even a bit about a few dessert recipe’s they picked up while volunteering. As always, Krissa does an amazing job and we suggest everyone tune in!


Our Second Broadcast

Our Second Broadcast (click to listen)

In this show David, Jeanette, and Matt were joined in studio by this weeks special guest Debi Lee.  David gave some insight into his first car and the freedom that came with it, then we covered the topic of driving and whether it should be a right or privilege as well as how seniors deal with the possibility of losing their drivers license.  Jeanette talked about the senior-friendly public transportation she encountered while on her visit to Portland, OR.  Matt jumped into the topic of driver-less cars and the impact that new technology would have on our lifestyles and culture.  Krissa Palmer provided us with another great Senior Moments piece featuring a husband and wife that have been doing Hospice volunteering for over 25 years collectively.  Debi Lee, our guest from Centralina Area Agency on Aging, spoke with us a bit about Medicare and provided our listeners with some very helpful tips and resources.  As always, we had a blast at the studio and hope you enjoyed the show!

Resources from this show:

  • Medicare
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
    • 1-800-546-5664 (in North Carolina only)
    • 1-919-807-6750 (outside North Carolina)
    • N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Program (SHIIP)
    • Nationwide Toll Free Line: 1-800-443-9354
    • N.C. Main Number: 919-807-6900
    • Email:
  • Centralina Area Agency on Aging
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging